For the majority of my time I live in skinny jeans, but on the rare occasion I need to look a little bit smarter, I opt for a pair of black tapered trousers. I like to mix smarter and more casual elements of my capsule wardrobe, so I would often pair trousers with a crew neck tee. The heels keep it on the right side of smart for me.
I’m minimizing my closet and building a capsule wardrobe from scratch. I’m following the 5-Piece French Wardrobe concept of only buying five new trend or statement pieces each season. But first I need a wardrobe of strong basics. Plus, I love basics, so it’s all good. Read the full series here.
I’ve finally found a black blazer than I LOVE. And I’ve been on the hunt for a while. Although I consider a black blazer to be a staple in any wardrobe, I’ve never found one that I really liked. I included it in my basics for wardrobe for a/w, in the hope that I find one to add to my collection. I was looking for something that I could dress up, but that I would also be comfortable throwing on with a casual outfit. I fell in love with this on Aritzia, but it seemed a bit excessive to get it imported from Canada (not to mention attempting to return it if it didn’t fit). So I got to hunting for something a little closer to home, and found one almost identical on ASOS. And it was a fraction of the price. Yay! Meet the newest addition to my basics wardrobe…
This is one of my favourite casual weekend outfit based on my capsule wardrobe. The skinny jean is almost always the main ingredient in my daily uniform. And I don’t give my blue pairs as much love as I should. I still haven’t torn into my old black jeans, but I did pick up a ready-ripped blue pair on ASOS in the sale (£16 at the time! Such a bargain!). Adding some rips to my wardrobe definitely gives me some more versatility.
I wear black skinny jeans almost every day, and yet there’s not a ripped knee or distressed seam in sight… What I do have is a pair of rather old and very faded, once black Topshop Leigh Jeans (a classic), which could use a makeover. So some DIY might be happening soon… In the meantime, a little inspo from the blogosphere: